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Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation deal

Geneva - Switzerland and Britain signed an agreement Monday guaranteeing that flights between the two countries can continue uninterrupted even if London opts to leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels.

Heavy fog grounds flights in the Netherlands

Den Haag - Heavy fog over the Netherlands forced at least one airport to close its runways and divert inbound flights Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the airports and news reports said.

Indian court backs Modi over French jet deal

New Delhi - India's top court dismissed Friday calls for an investigation into a French military jet deal that was threatening to damage Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of elections next year.

Families of Lion Air crash victims demand search for wreckage continues

Jakarta - Dozens of family members whose loved ones were killed in a Lion Air plane crash rallied in the Indonesian capital Thursday, demanding the search for the jet continue.

Investors reject Mexico bond buyback in blow to president

Mexico - Investors rejected a new, sweetened offer from the Mexican government Wednesday to buy back their bonds from a cancelled airport project, deepening a growing quagmire for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

Apo - The US military said Tuesday five Marines who had been missing since two planes crashed off Japan a week ago were dead.The announcement brings the final toll in the December 6 crash to six, with a seventh crew member rescued after the incident.

Brazil court overturns suspension of Boeing-Embraer tie-up

S - An appeals court in Brazil on Monday overturned an order blocking a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer.

Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer tie-up

S - A Brazilian federal court on Thursday suspended a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer pending the government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro taking office.

Five missing after two US military planes crash off Japan

Apo - Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said.

Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to bear Pushkin's name

Moscow - Moscow's main Sheremetyevo airport will bear the name of Russia's greatest poet Alexander Pushkin, according to results of a nation-wide vote announced on Tuesday.A vote had been under way across the country to rename airports in dozens of cities.

New-found debris believed from Flight MH370 handed to Malaysia govt

Putrajaya - Relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Friday handed over new-found debris believed to be from the ill-fated plane, hoping it could help shed light on the jet's mysterious disappearance four years ago.

Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash, Indonesia says

Jakarta - A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, as details from the new jet's flight data recorder suggested that pilots struggled to control its anti-...

Spain says Ryanair violated right to strike: unions

Madrid - Spain has found Ryanair guilty of violating cabin crews' right to strike and work safety regulations as well as obstructing labour inspections, threatening to fine the low-frills airline for 16 infractions, unions said Monday.

Finland summons Russian ambassador over GPS blocking claims

Apo - Finland has summoned Russia's ambassador to answer allegations that Moscow was behind the jamming of GPS signals in Lapland during recent NATO exercises, the foreign ministry in Helsinki confirmed Saturday.

Indonesian jet crash victim's family sues Boeing

Jakarta - The family of an Indonesian man killed in a Lion Air jet crash is suing Boeing, alleging that the accident may have been caused by a problem with the flight-control system in its newest 737 plane.

Lion Air: a deadly crash and a whole lot of questions for Boeing

Washington - Questions swirled Wednesday about how Boeing had failed to tell airlines and pilots about changes to an anti-stall system suspected in last month's fatal crash in Indonesia.

Cathay apologises over data breach but denies cover-up

Fpo - The top two executives at Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday apologised for the firm's handling of the world's biggest airline hack that saw millions of customers' data breached but denied trying to cover it up.

Cathay says 'most intense' period of data breach lasted months

Fpo - The world's biggest airline data breach, affecting millions of Cathay Pacific customers, was the result of a sustained cyber attack that lasted for three months, the carrier admitted, while insisting it was on alert for further intrusions.

Italy to sue Ryanair, Wizz Air over bag charge

Milan - Italy's competition watchdog said on Wednesday it will begin legal proceedings against low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air for failing to suspend controversial charges for carry-on bags.

Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Jakarta - Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week.

Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Jakarta - Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week.

Black boxes: crucial to air crash probes

Jakarta - When investigators arrive at an aviation crash site, one of their first priorities is to locate the plane's black boxes, two pieces of equipment that can hold vital clues on what caused an aircraft to go down.

Family, players pay tribute to Thai owner of Leicester City

Leicester - The family of the late Thai billionaire boss of Premier League club Leicester City laid a wreath on Monday at the site where his helicopter crashed as investigators began examining the aircraft's black box.

Turkey to unveil giant new Istanbul airport

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Monday due to inaugurate Istanbul's new international airport, which his government claims will become the world's largest.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: author of Leicester's football fairytale

London - Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai billionaire owner of Leicester City, whose helicopter crashed Saturday outside the Premier League club's stadium, is the author of one of football's greatest fairytales.

Helicopter owned by Leicester City's Thai chairman crashes

Leicester - A helicopter belonging to Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed on Saturday near the stadium of his Premier League club Leicester City.

Cancellations at Brussels Airport as baggage handlers strike

Apo - A strike by baggage handlers at Brussels airport has caused many flight cancellations, affecting thousands of passengers during a major school holiday, an official said Friday.

A Chinese farmer couldn't fly a plane, so he built one

Bejing - When a Chinese garlic farmer's dream of flying an airplane didn't pan out, he decided to build one instead.

Canadian tour operator cancels flights to Nicaragua

Montr - Canadian tour operator Transat has cancelled all flights to Nicaragua this coming winter over the crisis that has left more than 320 dead in the Central American country, the company said Thursday.

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting 9.4m passengers 

Fpo - Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it had suffered a major data leak affecting up to 9.4 million passengers.
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